Sunday, 29 January 2012

Romano-Brits vs. Saxons in the Land of Tangent

The roiling sea mists beagn to evaporate under the baleful glare of the morning sun. The weary Saxon warband were returning to their ships after a night's raiding, longing for ale and meat to break their fasts. The silence was shattered on both flanks by a roar from many throats. They were being ambushed! Thus began the tales of Hengist and Ambrosius; war leaders beyond compare.

Ambrosius (on left) and his fleet footed support...


The ground pounders...


The artillery...


The entire warband...


I spent a wonderful afternoon of gaming in the company of Dunc and the rest of the Tangent clan. Dunc got his own back this time round after my string of victories last time. The never ending sixes didn't materialise and normal service with the dice was resumed. We played three games; two of Songs of Merlin and Arthur and one of Splintered Lands. They were all tight games with several reversals of fortune, which can be read on Dunc's blog. His write up and photos being far more eloquent than any efforts I could make.

After bashing lumps out of each other we took to discussing our earlier gaming lives, with D&D featuring large for both of us, over a sumptuous banquet provided by Mrs Tangent - fantastic fare again, many thanks. Dunc also showed me his upcoming map for an air battle game (more details on his blog) - very impressive, and although WW2 is not ordinarily my gaming scene, my appetite has been whet. (Looking forward to seeing it finished Dunc).

We parted on the promise of more to come - perhaps a campaign would work next time? 400 points is a goodly amount for 28mm scale on a 4x4 table. It gives plenty of room to manouevre and lots of scope for tactical shenanigans (from me? haha!).

Again, a fantastic afternoon's gaming - thanks Dunc.

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